The 10 documents in this resource are the key pieces I use in my classroom at the beginning of the school year. I have used them for years because they are extremely functional for the setup of a new year.
Student Information Card. I attach all student cards to a ring and hang them on a hook near the phone in my classroom. I attach to the door of our room the Bus-Car Riders form so all staff can see how each student arrives at school and goes home. Included in this file is a visual instruction page for appropriate bus behavior.
New Student Information Packet. For every student new to me, I have parents fill out the packet. The format makes it easy for parents to just list answers and makes it an easy reference and provides a lot of information about the child. When I have students for a few years, I often have parents fill out a new one.
I Am Growing. At the beginning of every year I weigh and measure the height of each student, recording it on the form, which I print on cardstock. I take a close headshot and attach it to the sheet. At the end of the year, I do it again and then laminate the sheet and send it home at the end of the school year. It’s a wonderful record of the student’s growth from year to year. Parents love it. We also incorporate the measuring and the growth concepts into our learning.
Some files are examples, like the Back To School letter and School Supplies Visual Sample I send to my students before school begins. I depend on visuals and photos when communicating with my students. These also become tools for parents to use with their children, who struggle with expressive communication.
I use Birthday Art for our birthday bulletin board and we refer to it throughout the year to recognize birthdays and to help students learn to state their birthday and age, which we work on all year.
10 Files in This Resource:
• 1st Week Completion Certificate
• Back to School Letter Sample
• Birthday Art (to set up a bulletin board for birthdays for the year)
• Bus-Car Riders Template
• Class List Template
• Clothes Needed Note Home
• I Am Growing Template
• New Student Information
• School Supplies Visual Sample
• Student Information Card Template
These can be used by any teacher in any classroom, but are specifically useful in a Special Education Classroom.
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